2019 Tour Programme
FRANCE: 75th Anniversary of D-Day ... plus optional 6-day extension for 70th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift (227901)
3rd - 11th June
2019 sees the anniversaries of two of the most important events that took place in the 20th Century: the D-Day Landings in June 1944 and the Berlin Airlift of 1948-49. This very special tour attends the 75th Anniversary of the former and, as an optional extension, the 70th Anniversary of the latter. Both events will feature the largest gathering of C-47/DC-3s since the Second World War – nearly 30 at the present time! During 8 days in Normandy we will attend both Open Days at Caen Carpiquet airfield – with an optional flight in one of the Dakotas! - and visit various famous battle sites fought over by the British and Canadian armies. Then, after 2 days at leisure in Paris we take the train to Berlin where, over 5 days, we see the arrival of the Dakota “Candy Bombers”, visit various museums and sites associated with World War Two and the Berlin Airlift, and get ready to catch the candy as it rains down! We also have a fascinating visit to Zossen: to Hitler’s huge complex of overground and underground command and control bunkers, some of which were later used during the Cold War by the Soviet armed forces in the GDR. The 75th Anniversary of D-Day will be the last official commemoration and will be attended by royalty, presidents and prime ministers. Book NOW .... due to a deadline imposed by all hotels in Normandy, we will not be able to offer places on this tour after mid-December this year.